Sunday, December 25 2011
PopMatters’ staff of metal experts present their top picks from a year that offered a standout work of Christian “progressive death metalcore”, a philosophical treatise on “Transcendent Black Metal”, and one amazing debut.
Thursday, December 10 2009
It seems every year I say it, but this year it's truer than ever: this was one hell of a year for metal. If you think the Mastodon record is good (which it is) just wait 'til you hear this list’s top three.
Thursday, May 12 2011
Rooted in extreme metal but completely unclassifiable, the Brooklyn band's second album ranks as one of the most exciting, not to mention polarizing records of the year so far.
Thursday, March 26 2015
This week's best metal release finds some musical innovators from Brooklyn up to their philosophical shenanigans once again.
Wednesday, August 29 2012
Who knew Shellac was perfect for high school a cappella groups?
Wednesday, December 14 2011
This week we presented our Best 75 Albums of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...
Monday, December 12 2011
In 2011, Brooklyn-based black metal band Liturgy is either redefining black metal or ruining it. As always, the truth is somewhere in the middle.